I missed last night's game, as I was at my friend Billy's Elvisfest 2011. Watched five Elvis Presley films on Saturday to honor The King, as his 34th anniversary of his passing is this Tuesday. Always fun watching Cheesy Elvis.
I followed the game on my cell as I was watching "Girl Happy" and I sure wasn't happy as I saw the Mariners torched Josh Beckett for five runs in the first inning, including two home runs. I guess Beckett was due for a bad game.
Saw the replay of the controversial play at the plate where Jacoby Ellsbury was originally called out but then it reversed to safe when Josh Bard held on to the ball. Looks like the umps got it right on the reversal. Can't say I've ever seen that happen at the plate before.
But Ellsbury made history on his next at-bat, as he blasted his 20th home run, and became the first Red Sox player to have a 20/20 season since Nomar Garciaparra turned the trick in 1997. Wonder if Jacoby has a shot at 30/30? Probably not...
Dustin Pedroia followed the two-run shot with a two-run blast of his own, but that was as close as the Red Sox were to get.
New York's win over Tampa Bay cuts the Sox lead to one, and the Red Sox will continue to own first alone after today since the NY-TB game today has already been rained out.